South Oaks School
The Need for Emotional Regulation
One way to understand dis-regulation is known as "Flipping Your Lid". Dr. Daniel Siegel is a clinical professor of Psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel has developed a simple way to explain what the brain does when dis-regulation occurs. It you have a few minutes, watch this short video of Dr. Siegel showing how he teaches children about what their brain is doing when they become upset.
Learning about emotional regulation and how our brain works is important. This knowledge is somewhat new and has emerged over the past decade or so. My hope is that if we can raise the next generation to be aware of how to regulate their emotions and solve problems, we won't see the aggression and violence in our world that we have seen. We can teach our kids a better way and I invite you to learn as much as you can about emotional regulation as we journey this road together with our kids.
Dates to Remember
Nov 1: Picture Retake DayNov 4: PD Day - NO CLASSES
Nov 8: Assembly @ 11 AM
Nov 11: Remembrance Day - NO CLASSES
Nov 12: Admin Day - NO CLASSES
Nov 14: Parent/Teacher Meeting Appointments Open in Parent Portal.
Nov 22: Report Cards Released on Parent Portal
Nov 28: Parent/Teacher Meetings
South Oaks School Store!
Picture Retake Day - November 1
Halloween at South Oaks
FCC Food Drive
When Visiting the School . . .
When dropping off your child for school in the morning, please direct them to the playground where students play until the buzzer signals them to come inside (at 8:50 am). If they arrive after the buzzer, please have them stop at the office before heading to their classroom. If they need assistance getting to the classroom we have staff to help direct them. We simply can't have parents going directly into the classrooms without permission, sorry. We must be aware of who is in the classrooms for safety and security reasons. We want to keep our school safe for everyone, and reporting to the office both reduces classroom interruptions as well as enables staff members to be confident that an adult they may not recognize does, in fact, belong in the school. Staff may ask you if you have checked in at the office if you have not done so. Please know that this is strictly for security purposes and not meant to make parents feel less welcome.
Thanks for your help to keep our school safe for everyone!
Parent Teacher Meetings
Note that kindergarten interviews take place on November 12 (KDR & KLW) & November 13 (KR-1).
"Children are reminded at lunch time to first have their sandwiches or whatever main course item that has been packed, before eating the chips or cookies that they might have for dessert. Filling up on sugary foods tends to make children overactive and then tired when the sugar high wears off. If good eating practices are reinforced at home it ensures that the students get the nourishment and balanced diets that their parents intend when they make their lunches."
South Oaks Clothing Coming Soon . . .
Proceeds from your clothing purchases will go to support a project in the school. We would like to install a lovely aquarium for students to enjoy in our learning commons area. Aquariums can provide a calming effect for students and also teach students to care for living things.
When we are ready to begin, we will send you a message with a link to our online store, where you can make your selections and pay directly for your items on the website. Thanks for your support in this way. We are proud to share South Oaks school with the community in this way.
From the Health Nurse
Immunizations - Our public health nurse, Heidi Donohoe, is at our school twice each month and is available to vaccinate your children. This includes kindergarten immunizations so please call Heidi at 204-346-7013 to book your appointment.
Head Lice - As mentioned in the parent handbook, it is requested that children's heads be checked periodically for lice. If at all suspicious, call the school immediately, so we can take the necessary precautions to prevent the lice from spreading. If live lice are found, children must be kept out or school until treated with specific lice shampoo and checked again. Children will then be checked when re-entering school. Remember that lice are not a cleanliness issue. Anyone can be in contact with lice, either at school, at a sports complex, or even trying on headgear in a store. Please also note that lice combs should be used in addition to the recommended shampoo to deal with lice. Once the lice shampoo has been used, a lice comb, such as the LiceMeister or the Nit Free Terminator, will help get rid of the rest of the head lice that may remain. If you have any questions or concerns, call our Public Health Nurse, Heidi Donohoe, at 204-346-7013.
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Hanover Parent Child Community Program and participating schools present Shake Rattle & Roll. This is a free program offered to preschool children and their parents. This program promotes movement, coordination, listening skills, following directions and cooperative play. No registration required, just join in the fun. For more information contact Wendy at 204-326-9829.
Where: Green Valley School Gym
When: Wednesday 4:15 – 5:15
October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
November 6, 13, 20 & 27
January 8, 15, 22 & 29
February 5, 12, 19 & 26
March 4, 11, 18 & 25
Please park in the designated school parking areas.
Note that if it is a school closure day, the program will not run.